• Sofiya Pasternack

Your TOP FIVE Burning Author Questions Answered

I love FAQs!


I like to think of myself as an approachable person. And I guess I must be, because I get asked a lot of questions about writing very often! I love answering them, and I noticed that I get a cluster of the same questions over and over again from newer authors.

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So I thought it would be helpful to answer those common questions here, just in case any of you have these same burning questions smoking up your brain!


These are the top 5 questions asked!

How do you stay motivated to write?

How do you get past writer’s block?

How do you come up with book plots/ideas?

How do you find beta readers/CPs/critique groups?

How do you find an agent?

How Do You Stay Motivated to Write?

I don’t. Because

MOTIVATION ISN’T REAL

Okay, it’s real. Kinda. But it’s not something I rely on, because if I relied on motivation to get stuff done, I’d… never get anything done. The key to motivation is to learn how to accomplish things without it.


I wrote a whole blog post about this, so go check that out to find out my in-depth answer to this!

How Do You Get Past Writer’s Block?

Ugh writer's block is the worst!

There are a lot of articles out there that say something like "writer's block is fake!" and then immediately launch into 10 ways to fix it. Ten ways to fix your imaginary problem. We have a word for that in psychology, and that word is

I think first we need to define what writer's block even is.